‘People Do Feel Newly Emboldened To Commit Acts Of Hate,’ Says Woman Who Works With CA Civil Rights Dept.

In the U.S. in 2020, there were approximately 8,000 hate crimes reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies. However, some Department Of Justice experts say they believe the number is closer to 250,000 per year. As the nation is seeing a rise in hate crimes, what can we do to turn the tide? Becky Monroe, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs who works with the California Civil Rights Department, shares her thoughts on Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Fighting Antisemitism.” “One thing that’s really important for us to keep in mind is that hate is not new, and that the white supremacy that is driving this is not new. But what is new is that people do feel newly emboldened to commit acts of hate,” Monroe says. In the video above, hear Monroe’s thoughts on how we can begin to end the hate in America. On Wednesday, Dr. Phil puts a spotlight on antisemitic hate crimes. Plus, meet a former white supremacist who explains the psychology behind people who commit acts of violence due to extreme feelings of hate. Check local listings to see where you can watch. WATCH: Rabbi Shares Why He Believes There Has Been An Increase Of Hate Crimes Against Jewish People TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Has your life been affected by current social issues?